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General News of Friday, 9 September 2022


I quit my marriage when I realized I was a lesbian - Uju Anya's old tweet resurfaces

A collage of Uju Anya and her tweet A collage of Uju Anya and her tweet

An old tweet of American-based Nigerian Professor, Uju Anya highlighting the reason she quit her marriage to the father of her two children has resurfaced.

The underfire professor has been criticized in the news for her comments following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Hours before the Queen’s death was announced, Professor Anya wrote on her Twitter page, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

The tweet has since been deleted for violating “Twitter rules”.

While social media is still divided about her comments, others have dug deep into the archives to retrieve some of her old tweets.

In the 2020 tweet, she wrote: “Before I publicly came out, I was married to a man who fathered both my children. I've loved and dated women all my adult life. Lived in Brazil with a woman before I met and fell in love with my ex-husband. Eventually, after realizing I was a lesbian, not bi. I left the marriage.”

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